BMED, a British Airways franchise partner, has a new chief executive, David Richardson. He takes over from Angus Saunders who has been acting chief executive since the sad and sudden death of Des Hetherington earlier this year. Angus reverts to his role as the company”s long serving finance director. David spent six years with British Airways, leaving as general manager engineering, procurement and supply chain. He was then with NATS for 12 months and for the last two years managing director of Hays Commercial Services, the recruitment specialists.